Grandparents Colorado Style: Places to Go & Wisdom to Share

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Take an active role in your grandchildren's lives. Show them the best of Colorado. Teach the valuable lessons you've learned throughout your years. Grandparents Colorado Style is filled with insights and advice to help you along the way. The guidebook features more than 65 Colorado attractions and activities, with tips on making each stop a bonding experience. If you're a grandparent who wants to play an instrumental part in your grandchildren's healthy development, this book is...
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Overview

Take an active role in your grandchildren's lives. Show them the best of Colorado. Teach the valuable lessons you've learned throughout your years. Grandparents Colorado Style is filled with insights and advice to help you along the way. The guidebook features more than 65 Colorado attractions and activities, with tips on making each stop a bonding experience. If you're a grandparent who wants to play an instrumental part in your grandchildren's healthy development, this book is for you!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591932277
  • Publisher: Adventure Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 934,751
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Since marrying and moving to the country twenty-two years ago, Mary Crowley has been surrounded by forests, prairies, birds, dogs, cats, horses and lots of other wild creatures. When husband, Mike, built her Lady Slipper Cottage in the woods, her dream expanded, but it wasn’t complete until she became a grandmother. Kate has been a naturalist, an educator, and a writer for 30 years, first at the Minnesota Zoo and then the Audubon Center of the North Woods. She has co-authored 12 books with Mike and writes for magazines and a monthly nature newspaper column. Kate enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, scrapbooking, reading and spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren. She cares deeply about preserving the natural world.

Mike Link is the author of 22 books and numerous magazine articles. He and his wife, Kate, live in Willow River, Minnesota, where they enjoy helping their grandchildren discover the world of nature and play. The bird feeders are always full and the forest has wonderful trails. For 37 years Mike directed the Audubon Center and now, entering retirement, he looks forward to writing, teaching for both Northland College and Hamline University, and of course spending time with the grandchildren. As his books attest, traveling is another passion. With fifty states and twenty countries covering his travels, paddles, hikes, and explorations, he feels that he owes a debt to the earth. Whether we call it Mother Nature, Gaia or Creation, the earth is our source of air, water and sustenance, and its destruction is a crime.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

A Word from Mike Link 8

A Word from Kate Crowley 10

How to Use This Book 11

Map 12

Frontier Days 14

The Farm at Lee Martinez Park 16

Science Discovery Center 18

Swetsville Zoo 20

Rocky Mountain National Park 22

Boulder Parks, Greenways, and Green Living 24

National Center for Atmospheric Research 26

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center 28

Georgetown Loop and Lebanon Gold Mine 30

Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center 32

Colorado Railroad Museum 34

Tiny Town 36

Hammond's Candy Factory 38

Children's Museum of Denver 40

Downtown Aquarium 42

Black American West Museum 44

Denver Zoo 46

Denver Museum of Nature and Science 48

Denver Firefighters Museum 50

State Capitol 52

Denver Art Museum 54

Colorado History Museum 56

Denver Botanic Gardens 58

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum 60

Kit Carson County Carousel 62

Bent's Old Fort and the Santa Fe Trail 64

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame 66

Garden of the Gods 68

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 70

Buell Children's Museum and Sangre de Cristo Art Museum 72

Pike's Peak and the Cog Railroad 74

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument 76

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park 78

Great Sand Dunes National Park 80

Alamosa and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges 82

Ghost Towns of Creede 84

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park 86

Curecanti National Recreation Area 88

Glenwood Canyon Bike and Bath 90

Colorado National Monument 92

Dinosaur Journey Museum 94

Cross Orchards Historic Site and Western Colorado Museum 96

Grand Mesa 98

Pioneer Town 100

Ute Indian Museum 102

Anasazi Heritage Center 104

Mesa Verde National Park 106

Hovenweep 108

Biking Colorado110

Bird Watching 112

Cooking Together 114

Dog Sledding 116

Dude Ranches 118

Colorado's State Parks 120

Ethnic Festivals 122

Geocaching 124

Grandparents Day 126

Picnicking 128

Colorado's National Forests and Grasslands 130

Fishing 132

Pow Wow 134

Old Time Railroad 136

Amtrak 138

Sledding 140

Cabin Time 142

Cemetery Visit 144

Library 146

Waterfalls 148

Celebrate Winter 150

Index 152

About the Authors 158

Notes 159

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